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Proverbs Starting with letter I - part 10
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It's a foolish sheep that makes the wolf its confessor.
It's a free country.
It's a good horse that never stumbles.

It's a long lane that has no turning.
It's a poor heart that never rejoices.
It's a poor job that can't stand at least one supervisor.
It's a poor mouse that sits on the sack and doesn't gnaw.
It's a poor sheep that cannot carry its own wool.
It's a sad house where the hen crows louder than the cock.
It's a sin to steal a pin.
It's a very proud horse that will not carry his oats.
It's a well-known fact, dirt stinks more when stirred.
It's all fate and chance.
It's all grist to the mill.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
It's always something' said the girl with a nosebleed.
It's an ill cause that a lawyer thinks shame of.
It's an ill plan that cannot be changed.
It's an ill supper which come from other's hand.
It's an ill wind that blows no good.
It's an ill wind that blows no one any good.
It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.
It's as difficult to be rich without bragging as it is to be poor without complaining.
It's as difficult to win love as to wrap salt in pine needles.
It's as hard to see a woman crying as it is to see a barefooted duck.
It's astonishing how important a man becomes when he dies.
It's awful, I hate it' is hardly the other side of 'That is beautiful and I loved it.'.
It's bad combing where there is no hair.
It's best to prevent than to have to remedy (or fix).
It's better for people to wait for rice, than rice for people.
It's better less/fewer but better.
It's better not to poke a jaguar with a short staff.
It's better one 'Take this' than two 'I'll give it to you.
It's better that it should make you sick than that you don't eat it at all.
It's better that the bakers are on horseback than the doctors.
It's better to arrive on time than to be invited.
It's better to be a cripple than always sitting down.
It's better to be afraid than to be frightened.
It's better to be known as a rascal than a fool.
It's better to be safe than sorry.

It's better to be silent and thought a fool, than to speak up and remove all doubt.
It's better to be that than to seem so.
It's better to be the subject of a joke than being funny.
It's better to be too aware than too unaware.
It's better to break than to bend.
It's better to change from donkey to horse than from horse into donkey.
It's better to die two years early than to live one year too long.
It's better to do good in the neighborhood than to burn incense far away.
It's better to drink and feel sick than not to drink and feel bad.
It's better to fly and stay alive than to die a hero.
It's better to give than to receive.
It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
It's better to lie a little than to be unhappy.
It's better to pick a fight with your in-laws than with your neighbors.
It's better to see once than hear a hundred times.
It's better to sleep on the floor in an incense shop than in a bed in a fishmarket.
It's better to turn around halfway, then to get lost completely.
It's better to want something you can't have than have something you don't want.
It's by following his friends that a crab lost its hiding place.
It's cheaper to keep her.
It's difficult to chain up an old dog.
It's difficult to take a wolf cub without bringing in the whole pack.
It's dogged as does it.
It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission.
It's easier to catch a liar than a limping person.
It's easier to see the straw in someone else than the beam in oneself.
It's easy for a single to divorce a woman.
It's easy to be wise after the event.
It's easy to become a father, but hard to be one.
It's easy to say 'May Allah roast the lion's mother,' when the lion isn't there.
It's easy to throw something into the river but hard to get it out again.
It's easy to wad your neighbor's field.
It's enough to make a parson swear, or a quaker kick his mother.
It's foolish sheep that makes the wolf its confessor.
It's for her own good that the cat purrs.
It's from us that's upon us.
It's good dancing on another man's floor.
It's good feasting in another's hall.
It's good steering with wind and tide.
It's good to be out (and about), but at home is best.
It's good to hope, it's the waiting that spoils it.
It's good to live in hope.
It's good to watch the rain from a dry standpoint.
It's hard to catch hawks with empty hands.
It's ill jesting with edged tools.
It's ill speaking between a full man and a fasting.
It's ill waiting for dead men's shoes.
It's in old kettles that one makes the best soup.
It's like exchanging six for half a dozen.

It's more likely for the earth to rip than for a whore to feel ashamed.
It's never too late.
It's never too late to die or get married.
It's never too late to mend.
It's no big problem if someone doesn't eat for having eaten before.
It's no crime to steal from a thief.
It's no delay to stop to edge the tool.
It's no disgrace to be poor, but it can be inconvenient.
It's no shame to look into the warm spring sun and regret a lost limb.
It's no use boiling your cabbage twice.
It's no use crying over spilt milk.
It's no use locking the stable door after the horse has bolted.
It's normal for a sieve to have holes in it.
It's not a matter of upper and lower class but of being up awhile and down awhile.
It's not a rose but even potatos bloom too.
It's not as easy as blowing and making bottles.
It's not as good with money as it is bad without it.
It's not enough to know how to ride -- one must also know how to fall.
It's not enough to know how to ride -- you must also know how to fall.
It's not gods who make pots.
It's not healthy to swallow books without chewing.
It's not one person's fault if two people quarrel.
It's not over till it's over.
It's not shameful not to know, but it's shameful not to ask.
It's not that the well is too deep, but rather the rope is too short.
It's not the beauty of a woman that blinds the man, the man blinds himself.
It's not the clothes that make a man (person).
It's not the cow that calls most which gives most milk.
It's not the fault of the mouse, but of the one who offers him the cheese.
It's not the fault of the parrot, but of the one who teaches him to talk.
It's not the fault of the pig, but of the one who scratches his back.
It's not the fleas of the dog that make the cat meow.
It's not the gay coat that makes the gentleman.
It's not the heat, it's the humidity.
It's not the same to call on the devil then it is to see him coming.
It's not the same to talk of bulls as to be in the bullring.
It's not the size of the boat, it's the motion of the ocean.
It's not what you say but the way you say it.
It's not worth crying over spilt milk.
It's often a person's mouth broke their nose.
It's often a person's mouth that breaks their nose.
It's okay to get mad, but one shouldn't stay angry.
It's one thing to promise and another to perform.
It's only the shoes that know if the stockings have holes.
It's pleasant to look on the rain, when one stands dry.
It's possible to light another man's candle without damaging your own.
It's raining pipestems.
It's sin and not poverty that makes men miserable.
It's six of one and half a dozen of the other.

It's sour, not an Armenian drink made of mainly yoguert and water, it's not for everyone.
It's the biter bit.
It's the early bird that gets the worm.
It's the empty can that makes the most noise.
It's the exception that proves the rule.
It's the fool's sheep that breaks loose twice.
It's the grinding of his teeth that awakes the blacksmith's dog, not the noise of the hammer.
It's the little things in life that count.
It's the merry drizzle that makes grass grow fine.
It's the mote and the beam (or the pot calling the kettle black).
It's the pot calling the kettle black.
It's the quiet pigs that eat the grain.
It's the rain that fills the rivers not the dew.
It's the same donkey, but with a new saddle.
It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
It's the still waters that are inhabited by devils.
It's the straw that breaks the camel's back.
It's the thought that counts.
It's the whole, not the detail, that matters.
It's too bad to want a thing and not be allowed it.
It's too late to rise early when you wake eleven o'clock.
It's too late to shut the stable door after the horse has bolted.
It's tough trying to keep your feet on the ground, your head above the clouds, your nose to the grindstone, your shoulder to the wheel, your finger on the pulse, your eye on the ball and your ear to the ground.
It's when in need that one recognises his friends.
It's when it's small that the cucumber gets warped.
It's white hat and hat white.

It's your own lantern; don't poke holes in the paper.
Italian devotion and German fasting have no meaning.
Italians talk to women, Frenchmen to the learned, and the Spaniard talks to God.
Italy will take care of itself.
Its a good thing that the roads in Kerry go out of Kerry.
Its no use going to the goat's house to look for wool.
Its the darkest underneath the candle. (What you seek could be near you yet unnoticed.).
Its time passed - its sacrifice is cancelled.
It's better (to satisfy) a taste, than (to keep) sixpence.
It's hard to please both Greeks and Trojans.
It's loving too much when one dies of it.

These are Proverb Examples from around the world, some have been translated from their original language to english.


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